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Diplomatic Service Operational Officer

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Diplomatic Service operational officers work for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), protecting and promoting British interests throughout the world. They work in the FCDO headquarters in London and in British embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Diplomatic Fast Stream recruits would usually earn £28,000 a year. If you are based in London you would receive an additional location allowance of around £3,000. There is a good pension scheme.

With experience and promotion you could earn up to £45,000 a year.

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Getting In

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Employment

Unemployment

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Job Outlook Scotland

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2021
5060
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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The FCDO has a global network of 280 diplomatic offices, with around 17,300 employees.

Get more information on careers in the Civil Service from their Careers website.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Tel: 020 7008 5000
E-mail: fcdo.correspondence@fcdo.gov.uk
Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-development-office

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